This is a new way of using GPS technology for ski resorts. Some of the US ski resorts have started to use a GPS ski tracking system from SlopeTracker.
Finally you can measure how much you been skiing during a day, week or season. This is a new and another fun use of GPS Technology. Skiiers rent a GPS device in the morning and then in the end of the day you get a printed proof of your achievements.
Now you may also earn! something from your skiing as SlopeTracker has partnered with Continental Airlines and Telluride ski resort in a program to receive one air mile for every 100 vertical feet skied using GPS technology.
Good for local business and skiiers health - we like it :-)
This should be an interesting add-on business for ski resorts all around the world.